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Supervisor, Measurements Engineer

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52856


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position

Process Research is seeking an experienced Measurements Engineer and Supervisor to support Research Melter Operations.  This position will work within research, development, and operations to specify, procure, and develop measurement and inspection systems, lead an engineering team working in Measurements, Inspection, Quality, and Bottom of Draw, and support 24/7 glass manufacturing processes.  


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Guide engineers and technicians on your team by identifying high priority workstreams and providing direction and feedback on their project and process activities
  • Apply engineering methods and best practices while using critical thinking, fundamental process understanding, analysis of data, and direct observation to provide process feedback to melting and forming, improve bottom of draw process performance, and meet product specifications
  • Work in partnership with members of adjacent process teams to develop and execute daily activities and experiment plans
  • Manage project workstreams, processes, or tasks, often with limited guidance
  • Provide leadership and coaching to the operations workforce, sharing knowledge to enhance their abilities to optimize and troubleshoot the process without engineering support
  • Provide daily and off-shift process engineering support, to occasionally include evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed
  • Generate intellectual property by documenting experiment results, process learning, and new equipment knowledge in R-Reports, Invention Disclosures, and/or technical presentations
  • Provide input to cross-functional teams developing and delivering new technology or planning future platform rebuilds and upgrades
  • Identify challenges and implement solutions in the measurements and inspection areas, pulling in other division or corporate resources as needed 
  • Collaborate with worldwide engineers and plants to understand current best practices and evaluate these practices for applicability to Research Melter 


Travel Requirements / Work Schedule

  • Minimal travel required (<10%)
  • Standard schedule is M-F day shift, 40-45 hours/week. Additional hours on weekends and off-shifts may be required as necessary to support equipment repairs, quality issues, or process improvement


Required Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required (preferably Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramics/Glass Engineering, or Materials Science, but other disciplines considered)
  • MS in technical area is preferred


Expected Years and Area of Experience

  • 5+ years in measurements/inspection engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years supervising technicians and/or engineers
  • Experience managing a lab is desired


Required Competencies

  • Able to deliver direct feedback to team members during performance reviews
  • Influences peers, team(s), and management, and is respected for ability to provide technical guidance
  • Identifies risks and makes recommendations as appropriate to guide decisions or plans
  • Possesses strong technical fundamentals in dimensional measurements, defect inspection techniques, and related equipment
  • Able to learn new technology and processes quickly, to manage multiple tasks, and to use skills to solve technical problems 
  • Able to use decision-making tools such as DMAIC, MEE, KT, and PEx to troubleshoot problems and determine solutions
  • Practices and promotes safe work habits daily; identifies safety concerns and helps address them
  • Able to analyze process data using tools such as Pi, Excel, Minitab, and JMP to draw conclusions
  • Has strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries
  • Comfortable interfacing with all levels of the organization


Beneficial Skills

  • Measurements and inspection experience in a manufacturing plant
  • Mineralogy and/or defect analysis skills such as SEM/EDX, microscopy, XRF
  • Glass melting and forming experience
  • Familiarity with mechanical design principles and tools (such as SOLIDWORKS)
  • Experience with robotics programming, teaching, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  • Background in Controls, including PLC programming
  • Experience with high-powered process lasers
  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt certification


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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